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By Peter J. Columbus,Donadrian L. Rice

Considers the contributions and modern value of Alan Watts.

Alan Watts—Here and Now explores the highbrow legacy and carrying on with relevance of a prolific author and speaker who used to be a huge impact on American tradition throughout the latter 1/2 the 20 th century. A philosopher attuned to the religious malaise affecting the Western brain, Watts (1915–1973) supplied highbrow and religious possible choices that contributed to shaping the Beat tradition of the Nineteen Fifties and the counterculture of the Nineteen Sixties. renowned for introducing Buddhist and Daoist spirituality to a large Western viewers, he additionally wrote on psychology, mysticism, and psychedelic event. Many idolized Watts as a guru-mystic, but he was once additionally pushed aside as intellectually shallow and as a trifling popularizer of Asian religions (the “Norman Vincent Peale of Zen”). either serious and appreciative, this edited quantity locates Watts on the vanguard of significant paradigmatic shifts in Western highbrow lifestyles. participants discover how Watts’s paintings resonates in present-day scholarship on psychospiritual transformation, Buddhism and psychotherapy, Daoism within the West, phenomenology and hermeneutics, humanistic and transpersonal psychology, mysticism, and ecofeminism, between different areas.

“This quantity, designed to scrupulously reevaluate Watts in gentle of resulting scholarship, is a nourishing addition to the small literature in this advanced and greatly influential individual.” — PsycCRITIQUES

“Columbus and Rice have prepare a quantity that's good conceived, good written, good edited, and obtainable to undergraduates in addition to scholars.” — CHOICE

“Watts was once a stunningly awesome writer—far higher than virtually an individual writing then or now; he truly had grasped ‘the essence of Zen.’ each essay during this e-book throws new gentle at the relevance of his principles for this present day, and those written through people who are additionally ancient figures within the circles Watts moved in and wrote out of provide interesting old tidbits. I enthusiastically suggest this book.” — Jeffrey J. Kripal, writer of Esalen: the United States and the faith of No Religion

Peter J. Columbus is Administrator of the Shantigar starting place in Rowe, Massachusetts.

Donadrian L. Rice is Professor of Psychology on the college of West Georgia. also they are the coeditors of Psychology of the Martial Arts.

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